The Scott Pilgrim books manage to retain their high quality and inventiveness. The more I read this series, the more I appreciate it. The art is really clever as is the writing. While utilizing tropes from video games, comics and movies, O'Malley manages to completely capture what it is like to be young and part of the urban subculture. The story is really just an extended soap opera. I also have to admit that as someone who lives in downtown Toronto I receive complete pleasure from a comic that sets fights in Honest Ed's and Lee's Palace. The whole thing is really really good and its obvious that the Scott Pilgrim series is amongst the best of all graphic novels.